In other news,
here are the weirdest markings I’ve ever looked at on a beech tree and found in recent memory. Beech has really smooth bark, but it’ll frost crack, or get diseases sometimes.
Usually, its stuff like this:
which is caused by a fungal infection carried by some beech-boring insect, I forget. OH AND here’s a frost cracked tree.
It’s a birch. Bouleau. Look at how long that crack is:
But I was all proud this afternoon, because I was zoning out, then ran out of water like a lingonberry, and looked around and recognized a deer water path, and followed their tracks overmountain and down a couple side hills to refill my water. Then, feeling all woodsy, I got back and found this:
Weird, huh. I wonder what kind of fungal infection that is.
Pretty great amirite. Tree scars, yeahboiii